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Indian shares ended Friday's session notably lower, with muted global cues amid oil price concerns and caution ahead of a long weekend weighing on markets. The BSE and NSE will remain closed on Monday on account of Eid. The benchmark BSE Sensex fell by 152.53 points or 0.49 percent to 31,138.21,...

Stockmarketmix-062217.jpg Asian stocks ended mixed on Friday as the dollar remained bolstered against the yen and crude oil prices pulled away from ten-month lows. The release of the U.S. Senate's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare evoked muted response as there is opposition to the bill on both sides of the Republican ideological...

Indian shares fell slightly in early trade on Friday, tracking a mixed trend in other Asian markets, as crude oil prices pulled away from ten-month lows and China's banking regulator ordered leading banks to check the "systemic risk" presented by "some large enterprises" that have been on an overseas...

Asian-Markets2_22Jun17.jpg Asian stock markets are moving sideways on Friday following the lackluster cues overnight from Wall Street and the slight gain in crude oil prices off ten-month lows. Mainland Chinese markets are in the limelight following news that Chinese bank regulators are conducting financial reviews of deals by overseas asset buyers.

Indian shares look set to open flat to slightly lower on Friday, with banks likely to be in focus, after lenders have decided to initiate insolvency proceedings against three steel companies - Bhushan Steel, Essar Steel and Electrosteel Steels — at the National Company Law Tribunal. IT stocks may...

The Japanese stock market is little changed on Friday following the mixed cues from Wall Street and as crude oil prices advanced overnight from ten-month lows. In late-morning trades, the benchmark Nikkei 225 Index is down 2.97 points or 0.01 percent to 20,107.54, off a low of 20,089.54 in early...

The Thai stock market on Thursday wrote a finish to the two-day slide in which it had given up 4 points or 0.3 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand now rests just above the 1,580-point plateau and it is expected to hold steady in that neighborhood again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian...

The Australian stock market is advancing on Friday, led by mining stocks, despite the lackluster cues overnight from Wall Street. The slight rebound in crude oil prices off ten-month lows also lifted investor sentiment. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 Index is adding 13.20 points...

The Hong Kong stock market has finished lower in three straight trading days, giving away more than 250 points or 1 percent along the way. The Hang Seng Index now rests just beneath the 25,675-point plateau although it may find traction on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed...

The China stock market has alternated between positive and negative finishes through the last nine trading days since the end of the four-day winning streak in which it had advanced almost 70 points or 2.1 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now rests just above the 3,145-point plateau, and it's expected...

The Taiwan stock market has climbed higher in six straight sessions, surging more than 300 points or 3.1 percent in that span. Now at a fresh 27-year closing high, the Taiwan Stock Exchange now rests just beneath the 10,400-point plateau although the market is overdue for consolidation on Friday. The...

The Singapore stock market on Thursday wrote a finish to the two-day losing streak in which it had surrendered more than 45 points or 1.4 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,215-point plateau and it figures to be rangebound on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets...

The Malaysia stock market picked up less than a pair of points on Thursday - but that was enough to end the three-day losing streak in which it had given away more than 15 points or 0.9 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index remains just above the 1,775-point plateau and it is expected to see a narrow...

The South Korea stock market on Thursday ended the two-day slide in which it had fallen more than a dozen points or 0.5 percent. The KOSPI now rests just above the 2,370-point plateau and it figures to hold steady in that range on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed and flat...

Indian shares gave up early gains to end on a flat note Thursday, tracking weak cues from European markets. While other Asian markets turned in a mixed performance, European stocks fell for a third day, keeping underlying sentiment cautious. The benchmark BSE Sensex hit a record high in early trade...

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